| Arrive To: ||Before breakfast: We're offering an optional small group gentle Hatha Yoga session - (Space is limited). This Interdisciplinary Yoga is gentle and integrates both classical and contemporary styles of Hatha Yoga. It offers an excellent way to extend degrees of flexibility, build strength, and elevate energy. This session is appropriate for all fitness levels, regardless of previous Yoga experience.|
| Breakfast: ||Continental Breakfast Buffet: featuring a variety of fresh fruits, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted breakfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc.), cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.|
| Morning: ||Begin the morning by choosing one of three different small group options:
Option 1) Walking field trip to the San Juan Island Historical Museum. The Museum Director will be our guide as we weave through buildings and uncover behind-the-scenes details to the pieces in the Museum's collection.
Option 2) Walking field trip to the Whale Museum, the nation's first museum dedicated to whale's living in the wild. The Whale Museum's Education Curator will be our guide as we explore this unique island treasure and learn more about the marine life that surround the San Juan Islands.
Option 3) Enjoy a presentation about Wildlife in the San Juan Islands. A Wildlife Rehabilitation expert shares informative about preservation and rehabilitation of the variety of wildlife that call the San Juan Islands home. This presentation includes a special live raptor visit.
Then, mid-morning, we'll reconvene all together as one group at our hotel for a feature presentation about the "Coast Salish Peoples of the San Juan Islands" by an expert on the forefront of research and knowledge of local Native culture, and one of our most vibrant and informative speakers.|
| Lunch: ||Have lunch the way you like it! Lunch will be served buffet-style and features a soup of the day with salad bar (including green leaf / spinach salad, a variety of fresh raw veggies, potato salad, three bean salad, and more) – topped off with coffee, tea, iced, water and dessert of the day.|
| Afternoon: ||Our afternoon features your choice between two available options:
Option 1) An excursion to the South end of San Juan Island. Our first stop will be a San Juan Island National Historic Park (American Camp). Learn about the 1850's boundary dispute and how the San Juan Island National Historic Park was founded to commemorate the "pig war" that was peacefully resolved. Our last stop on the excursion is the Pelindaba Lavender Farm, a uniquely wonderful niche-farm that continues to blossom and thrive.
Option 2) Small group guided hiking near San Juan Island National Historic Park (American Camp) with it's rare coastal prairie, epic marine views, and unique history. Savor the views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains from South Beach, the longest stretch of pebbled beach in the Islands. After our hike, we'll stop at Pelindaba Lavender Farm for a brief exploration.|
| Dinner: ||Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, baked salmon/fish (as locally available by season), rice , and steamed veggies– topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.|
| Evening: ||In recognition of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, our entire group together will enjoy a special theatrical presentation of "The Life and Times of General George Pickett". This play has been presented throughout the Pacific Northwest, plus a special run in Virginia, for more than 14 years. The play begins with Pickett's boyhood life in Richmond, following Pickett's life through the San Juan Island's "Pig War," and culminates with the disastrous "Pickett's Charge" that brought ruin to the Confederate Army at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.|